Flag of Czech Republic

Czechia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesCZ, CZE, 203
Official NameCzech Republic (also known as Czechia)
Government TypeParliamentary republic
CurrencyCzech Koruna (CZK)
Calling Code+420
Member OfUnited Nations, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, Visegrád Group, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe, Schengen Area
PopulationApprox. 10.7 million (as of 2023)
Total Area78,867 square kilometers
Highest PointSněžka (1,603 meters or 5,259 feet)
Lowest PointElbe River (115 meters or 377 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $23,000 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 79 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.cz

Czech National Anthem

Kde domov můj (Where is my home)

Where is my home, where is my home?
Water roars across the meadows,
Pinewoods rustle among crags,
The garden is glorious with spring blossom,
Paradise on earth it is to see.
And this is that beautiful land,
The Czech land, my home,
The Czech land, my home.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Czech Flag

The flag of Czechia (Czech Republic) was first adopted on March 30, 1920, following the creation of Czechoslovakia. Its design and colors are imbued with historical significance and national identity.

The flag consists of two horizontal stripes of white and red with a blue triangle extending from the hoist side. The white color represents the peaceful and honest nature of the Czech people. The red color symbolizes courage, valor, and patriotic spirit. The blue triangle points to the forward progress of the Czech state and its commitment to liberty and democracy.

The flag’s design was originally the flag of Czechoslovakia. When Czechoslovakia dissolved in 1993, the Czech Republic decided to adopt the Czechoslovak flag as its own, given its historical significance and the emotional connection of the people with it. Slovakia, on the other hand, adopted a different flag.

Since its adoption, the flag of Czechia has come to symbolize the nation’s history, culture, and values. It is a symbol of national pride and unity. The flag is flown on government buildings, at national events, and in international settings, representing the Czech Republic’s sovereignty and its place in the European and global community. The design of the flag has remained consistent since its inception, representing the continuity and resilience of the Czech state and its people.